What Was Lost is part of a month-long festival of five plays by Steven Carl McCasland running in repertory through May 31 at The Clarion. Each play focuses on a different real-life story, with a cast of 25 portraying some of history's most intriguing characters.
The cast features Pennylynn White as Laurette Taylor, Paul Thomas Ryan as Tennessee Williams, Colin Fisher as Eddie Dowling, Kristen Gehling as Margo Jones, Kimberly Faye Greenberg as Marguerite, Rachel Adams as Julie Haydon/Ruby and Brian Piehl as Randolph Echols.
In What Was Lost, according to press notes, "Laurette Taylor returns to the stage after a six-year hiatus. For the first time in over a decade, she is sober. Chronicling Taylor’s process from the first rehearsal through her legendary first performance as Amanda Wingfield, [the play] is a piercing look at the lies we tell ourselves in order to survive."
The play is directed by McCasland with lighting design by Molly Tied and costume design by Somie Pak. Hailli Ridsdale is the production stage manager.
Show times are May 8 at 8 PM, May 10 at 2 PM, May 13-14 at 7 PM, May 20 at 2 PM, May 23 at 5 PM, May 28 at 7 PM, May 30 at 5 PM and May 31 at 7 PM. Tickets can be purchased at BeautifulSoup.Showclix.com. The Clarion Theatre is located at 309 East 26th Street in New York City.